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Here at the Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) we provide a unique supportive environment for businesses including technology and knowledge based companies located in Barnsley. Our support is tailored to help individuals start or grow their business, whatever their needs.

Working in partnership with Barnsley Council (BMBC) and working in conjunction with Enterprising Barnsley we are delivering pre-start and post-start support to businesses in Barnsley.

SmartStart is a free business development programme which has been designed to support potential entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a business in Barnsley. The programme offers free support through a portfolio of initiatives including start up open days, business workshops and one to one business consultations at the business surgery.

The GENESIS programme is free to eligible businesses and aims to accelerate the development and growth of innovative technology and knowledge based companies in Barnsley. After consideration we can offer early stage business intensive support to participants for up to 12 months.

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Helping your business ideas grow


Are you thinking of starting your own business in Barnsley but don’t know how to begin or where to go for advice? The SmartStart programme will help you on your way to deciding if starting a business is really for you.

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Are you looking for support to help you grow your business in Barnsley? The GENESIS programme aims to accelerate the development and growth of businesses in Barnsley.

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Office Accommodation

A range of shared business accommodation for start up and early stage businesses is available at BBIC. Serviced office space is ideal for established businesses needing affordable space with room to grow.

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Business Coaching

The business coaching team are experts in their field and can give you the confidence and know-how to grow your business. This is inclusive to eligible Barnsley businesses as part of the SmartStart and GENESIS programmes.

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Former electrical engineer makes clean sweep of his career

Matthew Rippon had a flash of inspiration while on his daily commute to Sheffield – he would leave his job and take a new broom to his career for 2016. So he left his electrical engineering job of 15 years just before Christmas and set up as a chimney sweep, with help of the business support programme SmartStart. And already the work is coming in. more.

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